What is vascular disease?

Vascular disease is any abnormality that occurs in the vascular system of the human body. The vascular system, also known as the circulatory system is the vast network of veins and arteries in our body that carries around blood to and away from the heart.

Vascular disease can come in many forms. Some of the most common vascular diseases include Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), Atherosclerosis, Raynaud’s Disease, Aneurysm, Buerger’s Disease, Blood Clotting Disorders, and many more. All these affect your veins and arteries in different ways.

Commonality of Vascular Disease

Vascular diseases are common among men and women all over the world, especially among older people. In fact, around 8.5 million people in the U.S alone suffer from Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), which affects arteries that carry blood to the legs and arms, while a whopping 78 million suffer from high blood pressure. Often, vascular diseases are found in areas of the vascular system where there is turbulent blood flow. For instance, a common cause is when the direction of blood flow in the arteries changes abruptly. It has been established that the coronary arteries, renal arteries, arch branches, femoral arteries and iliac arteries are often the most common sites of blood flow turbulence, and hence, most likely to be affected.

In-Depth Understanding

At Hand and Microsurgery Medical Group, we specialize in effectively treating patients living with vascular diseases. What differentiates us is that we not only have a scientific understanding of the technicalities of such diseases and their treatments, we also understand just how emotionally and mentally draining having to live with such diseases can be. For this exact reason, we focus on providing unmatched care and comfort to all our patients.

Our Foremost Effort: Comfort, Care, Effective Treatment

Being a family business, we try to incorporate our core values in our everyday practices as much as possible. From the way our staff welcomes you to our office, to the way Dr. Leonard Gordon and Dr. Joshua Gordon interacts with you, we try to ensure our patients’ comfort every step of the way.

Higher Risks

Moreover, today, a higher number of people than ever are at risk of developing vascular diseases. Considering the aging population, the increase in Type II diabetes and obesity among the general population, everyone is at risk.

Serious Symptoms to be Aware Of

If you experience any of the symptoms listed below, make sure you schedule an appointment with Hand and Microsurgery Medical Group as soon as possible:

  • You experience chest pain on a regular basis
  • You have leg pain while walking
  • You have a stroke or a heart attack
  • You experience continuous pain in your toes and feet, which is due to lack of circulation

Hereditary Factors

Apart from these symptoms, it is important to understand that there are certain factors that may result in a higher chance of developing vascular diseases. For instance, if you have a family history of such diseases, you are at a higher risk of developing it than others. If you have high cholesterol, obesity or any other condition that affects the heart and the blood vessels, this is a huge factor too. Moreover, unhealthy lifestyles such as smoking, excessive drinking and unhealthy eating habits are major players too.

Benefits of Vascular Surgery Procedures

Anyone that is diagnosed with any vascular disease is likely to be able to benefit from the surgical procedures. Usually, vascular diseases are common among the older population, usually above the age of 60. Since this is an extremely complex and intricate surgery, it is crucial that you only approach a qualified, certified and experienced doctor. So, make sure you give Hand and Microsurgery Medical Group a call.

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